[PPC Den Podcast Ep. 31] The Complete Guide to Self-Auditing Your Amazon Campaigns

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The Complete Guide to Self-Auditing Your Amazon Campaigns

On today’s episode, Mike & Stephen discuss self-auditing your Amazon ad campaigns. Conducting self-audits are an essential part of staying ahead of your competition on Amazon and gauging the strengths and weaknesses of your campaigns. The guys start off with a breakdown of how to take your campaign’s “temperature.” Next, Stephen dives into auditing how your campaign is structured. Campaign structure is one of the most nuanced pieces of digital marketing. Mike & Stephen go over exactly how you should be 1.) setting up Amazon campaigns and 2.) keeping your campaigns organized. Are you worried about your campaign data? Mike gives some insight on steps you can take to save your data and keep it available. After the overall structure of your campaign is fixed, it’s time to look at the targeting of your product ads. All of those targets need bids! This brings us to the fourth section of the self-audit: bid management. Now that all of those areas are covered, all that’s left to do is fine tune the setup of your campaigns! See you in the Badger Den!

Episode Highlights

  • 3:35 Taking Your Campaigns Temperature
  • 14:06 Campaign Structure 
  • 19:28 Dealing With Your Amazon Data 
  • 22:08 Targeting Product Ads 
  • 26:18 Bid Management
  • 29:55 Fine-Tuning Your Campaign 

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If you missed them, you should check out our previous episodes of The PPC Den Podcast:

  1. Why We’re Living In The Golden Age of Amazon PPC
  2. The Bid+ Conundrum
  3. Amazon’s New Product Targeting Features
  4. The Advanced Basics of Amazon PPC
  5. Amazon PPC Advertising Stats
  6. Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sponsored Products (Part 1)
  7. Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sponsored Products (Part 2)
  8. Campaign Naming Systems
  9. Product Targeting – Into the Great Unknown
  10. The Strangest, Most Popular PPC Strategy: The Keyword Dump
  11. Dissenting Thoughts on PPC Budgets
  12. First Look on New Bid Options in Amazon
  13. What We Love About Amazon PPC
  14. The Dreaded Amazon Data Reporting Delay
  15. All Things Negative Keywords
  16. Cranking Up Conversion Rates
  17. The Star-Crossed Lovers (Organic & Paid Traffic)
  18. How to Scale Using PPC – A Case Study
  19. The Ultimate Amazon PPC Roadmap
  20. Amazon Advertising Launch Strategy for New Products
  21. Our Gripes About Amazon Sponsored Brand Ads
  22. Should You Bid on Competitors’ Branded Keywords
  23. Making Sense of New to Brand Metrics
  24. Defining Your PPC Goals & Setting ACOS Targets
  25. The Latest Sponsored Brand Ad Updates
  26. An Introduction To Bulk File Operations
  27. Click Through Rate (CTR) Rundown
  28. The Importance of Indexation for Amazon PPC
  29. My 5 Predictions for the Future of Amazon PPC
  30. A Round-Table Discussion About Placement Settings
  31. The Complete Guide to Self-Auditing Your Campaigns
  32. Improving Your Account With Amazon Reports
  33. A Data-Driven Approach to Prime Day PPC 
  34. Clickfraud, Who to Hire, and More Common Amazon PPC Questions
  35. Increase Conversion Rates for Sponsored Brand Ads
  36. Amazon DSP with Kiri Masters
  37. 4 Things Amazon Does Better than Google and Facebook
  38. Three Effective Ways to Optimize Amazon PPC Bids
  39. Promoting Your Products with Amazon Coupons
  40. Should You Segment Your Branded Keywords in Amazon Ads?
  41. What to Expect From 30 Days of Running Amazon Ads